Post O ce’s longawaited opening date remains uncertain
The Washington Post O ce continues to crawl its way toward a long- awaited grand opening, but it’s still not clear when that might take place.
Postal Service o cials for months have repeatedly adjusted the timetable for the Post O ce’s opening and are now declining to o er a window of time for when it might open for service.
“There is no speci c timeframe to open the facility. We currently are nalizing some required projects and inspections and will notify the public when the facility is ready to open,” Postal Service spokesperson Mark Wahl said in a statement.
Washington Mayor Fred Catlin said that Postal Service o cials also would not o er him any information on when it may open. A Postal Service o cial who is not authorized to speak with reporters said that the facility should open sooner rather than later. The electricity has been hooked up and the building’s sta is set, the o cial said.
In September 2021, o cials reported that electric and sewer hook- ups were placed in incorrect areas of the building, which caused delay in installing the electricity needed for work to proceed on the interior. By November, most of the building’s utilities were installed, but Rappahannock Electric Cooperative ( REC) was still in the process of hooking up electricity since the company was backlogged with other work.